Mary Chapin Carpenter launches a new album of introspection and experience.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Things That We Are Made Of

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s new album The Things That We Are Made Of is now streaming in full, exclusively as part of NPR Music’s First Listen series. Released May 6th, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The Things That We Are Made Of features eleven new songs written by Carpenter and is already receiving widespread critical acclaim. Rolling Stone praises, “…beautifully sums up where she’s been and sets the stage for what’s yet to come…Something Tamed Something Wild—and indeed the entire new album—finds the songwriter at her most thoughtful, and also at times sweetly whimsical, perfectly capturing the buoyant spirit of her early successes and also serving as a reminder that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation.”  In celebration of the release, Carpenter will embark on an extensive American tour, beginning June 4th in St. Louis. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like ”Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Listen to the album free at or buy it on iTunes or Amazon.